Here is the magnificent white temple Wat Rong Khun on the outskirts of Chiang Rai. We got there about sundown and took these shots – the painted finger in the photo to the left is real – someone did it , it is not a Photoshop trick. They don’t allow photos inside.
On our trip last week we were trying to see what area had the least problem with the smog and smoke that has been plaguing Chiang Mai. We heard it was coming from Burma – but all we saw was Thailand on fire.
Here are some shots out the window – sparks flying everywhere. I was amazed, almost everything was either burnt or burning – the view above of the river is the same view I showed of Thaton in a earlier post – if was beautiful – now you can barely see the river.
As we headed back to Chiang Mai, we spotted a field with many elephants and their keepers and families. This Tribal woman, with black teeth from beetle nut chewing, sold us one of the purses she had made.
Now there’s a smile that would turn you on.
Here’s the SWIMMING SLIDESHOW